Is Mindfulness beneficial for me if I am receiving treatment for anxiety and/ or depression?

 

The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR), in particular, has been designed to support people experiencing a whole range of physical and mental health conditions. In more recent years, the MBSR programme has been adapted by others working particularly in the area of mental health and often includes components of cognitive therapy.

Reports from this area of work clearly indicate that the MBSR programme can greatly assist those experiencing psychological distress, including anxiety, panic, depression, fatigue, and sleep disturbances. Having said that, participating in a mindfulness course, particularly MBSR, can be challenging and there are times in our lives when this kind of challenge may be too much for us. If you have any concerns about your ability to engage with a mindfulness course at this particular time, please feel free to discuss them with me. Together, we can assess whether this is an appropriate time for you to take part in a course.